Tag Archive: PARENTING

What The Heck Does “Manly” Mean?

  Standing in the express line at our local Kroger store, I found myself behind an elderly gentleman holding a large, vibrant arrangement of flowers. The line was long so I decided to interrupt his internal conversation and impose… Continue reading

What Should We Do Tonight? (A Tragic Poem About Dashed Dreams)

    What a wonderfully dreary, cold winters night, let’s do something that brings us joy and delight!

We Mamas Say Stupid Things!

  Mercy is an essential part in handling words that are said to us or that we assume are said at us. Mercy: Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish… Continue reading

If You Could Give Your Friends One Gift For Christmas It Would Be… ?

  The year was 2009. The month was December. Moderate Daddy and I attended a Christmas party where a dear friend of mine told the following story. DEAR FRIEND: “My daughter brought home a paper… Continue reading

The Eyes of The Elf (a chilling poem about redirected judgment)

The Eyes of The Elf Once upon a wintry day, A tiny, blue-eyed fellow looked my way. I’d heard rumors about this magical elf. Mamas kept declaring, “He should be on your shelf!”… Continue reading

A Day In The Life Of My Stretchy Pants

    A Day In The Life Of My Stretchy Pants   (knock, knock, ding, dong) Oh my gosh, it’s twelve past three. A delivery is coming, that’s just my luck, probably something… Continue reading

Why Her Blue Hands Pushed Me Over The Homeschooling Fence

  The van door slid open, my daughters eyes were downcast… sad. “Hi Love. How was school?”

Next Halloween Will Cost More Than My Nicest Pair Of Shoes!

  Halloween… the official kick off to the holiday season… it’s a neighborhood affair. Our front yard is the hosting ground for the hotdog cookout (slash) potluck (slash) dessert extravaganza. Our neighbors front yard is the… Continue reading